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WHO says new flu "unstoppable", calls for vaccine
07-15-2009, 09:28 PM,
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WHO says new flu "unstoppable", calls for vaccine
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Saying the new H1N1 virus is "unstoppable", the World Health Organization gave drug makers a full go-ahead to manufacture vaccines against the pandemic influenza strain on Monday and said healthcare workers should be the first to get one.

Every country will need to vaccinate citizens against the swine flu virus and must choose who else would get priority after nurses, doctors and technicians, said Dr. Marie-Paule Kieny, WHO director of the Initiative for Vaccine Research.

Several reports showed the new virus attacks people differently than seasonal flu -- affecting younger people, the severely obese and seemingly healthy adults, and causing disease deep in the lungs.

Kieny briefed reporters on the findings of the WHO's Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization, or SAGE. "The committee recognized that the H1N1 pandemic ... is unstoppable and therefore that all countries need access to vaccine," Kieney said.

"The SAGE recognized first that healthcare workers should be immunized in all countries in order to retain a functional health system as the virus evolves," she added.

After that, each country should decide who is next in line, based on the virus's unusual behavior.

Seasonal influenza is deadly enough -- each year it is involved in 250,000 to 500,000 deaths globally. But most are the elderly or those with some kind of chronic disease that makes them more vulnerable to flu, such as asthma.

ELDERLY ADVANTAGE

The elderly seem to have some extra immunity to this new H1N1, which is a mixture of two swine viruses, one of which also contains genetic material from birds and humans. It is a very distant cousin of the H1N1 virus that caused the 1918 pandemic that killed 50 million to 100 million people.

A study published in the journal Nature on Monday confirmed that the blood of people born before 1920 carries antibodies to the 1918 strain, suggesting their immune systems remember a childhood infection.

The work by Dr. Yoshihiro Kawaoka also supports other studies that this new H1N1 strain does not stay in the nose and throat, as do most seasonal viruses.

"The H1N1 virus replicates significantly better in the lungs," Kawaoka said. Other studies have also shown it can cause gastrointestinal effects, and that it targets people not usually thought of as being at high risk.

"Obesity has been observed to be one of the risk factors for more severe reaction to H1N1" -- something never before seen, Kieny added. It is not clear if obese people may have undiagnosed health problems that make them susceptible, or if obesity in and of itself is a risk.

On Friday, a team at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the University of Michigan reported that nine out of 10 patients treated in an intensive care unit there were obese. They also had unusual symptoms such as blood clots in the lungs and multiple organ failure.

None have recovered and three died. Continued... http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idU...20090714?rpc=64
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07-16-2009, 12:12 AM,
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WHO says new flu "unstoppable", calls for vaccine
Jeebuzz, I better get mine right away. I'm not going to go outside until I get it.
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07-16-2009, 01:18 AM,
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WHO says new flu "unstoppable", calls for vaccine
OREGANO OIL

and if you can afford it _ Beta Glucans



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07-16-2009, 03:44 AM,
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WHO says new flu "unstoppable", calls for vaccine
Know what preparations I'm going to make for this "terrifying pandemic"?

Not a damn thing. I've had the flu once in my life and never had a flu shot, so I think even if this strain of flu was actually dangerous, I still wouldn't take a vaccine.
“Today’s scientists have substituted mathematics for experiments, and they wander off through equation after
equation, and eventually build a structure which has no relation to reality. ” -Nikola Tesla

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07-17-2009, 02:53 PM,
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WHO says new flu "unstoppable", calls for vaccine
Yea i feel the same ive only ever had the flu once that was last year and i didnt take any kind of medicine, seemed to recover naturally within like 4 days. Alot of people round where i live have been issued with anti virual drugs and 1 school has been hit quite hard. I dont want to take any sort of vaccine what so ever. Do you think it would be unwise to reject the vaccine or would you recommend i take this if compulsary??
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07-17-2009, 09:44 PM,
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WHO says new flu "unstoppable", calls for vaccine
If you want to have your health compromised, then take the vaccine. If you are forced in some situation to try to force you into taking it, it's your call if you want to resist or not. There will be no forced vaccines on me. They better be prepared for a fight if they think they will make me take anything against my will.

...but that's just my opinion.:D
“Today’s scientists have substituted mathematics for experiments, and they wander off through equation after
equation, and eventually build a structure which has no relation to reality. ” -Nikola Tesla

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace." -Jimi Hendrix
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07-18-2009, 06:34 AM,
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WHO says new flu "unstoppable", calls for vaccine
With NHL & COPD, I guess I'll be the test rat as to how bad this flu is. Then again I've already done the pneumonia thing I think 3 times this year, maybe 4. Either way, they can stuff their shot. I'll take my chances with their flu. I have a funny feeling their cure is worse than their disease. Key word being their.
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07-18-2009, 06:41 AM,
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WHO says new flu "unstoppable", calls for vaccine
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